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How Much Of One Caliber Before It Is Reasonably Thought Of As Hording?

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Old 03-10-2013, 11:20 PM   #11
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Was in my LGS this afternoon- like everyone, ammo has been scarce for them. Asked the owner "What do you think you could do for a case of Remington 9mm Parabellum, 115 grain?"

He looked me, grinned and said "About $1000."

I said "OK- how many cases do you want?"

I got pelted with foam earplugs for about 3 minutes....
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:54 PM   #12
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That was almost cruel, c3. Funny as hell, but just almost cruel!
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I currently shoot 9 calibers of handguns/rifle and 4 gauges of shotgun. When I get to around 50,000 rounds of loaded and components for reloading on hand, I will be satisfied with my stockpile. That number goes up for every new caliber that I add in the future.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:56 AM   #14
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anything more than I have is hoarding.

I need more! I haven't gathered enough stores to last my kids lifetime yet
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I just learned from another thread that you need 30,000 rounds per gun.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:57 PM   #16
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You can never have enough ammo! I may draw the line if you have to add another level to your house or add on an addition to store firearms /ammo.... Ahhh on the second thought, draw the line when u have to put an elevator in ur house to get to the 15th floor :-)
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Originally Posted by AR10 View Post
I have a few firearms, of many calibers. Today I was doing an inventory, to look for holes in my stash, and the numbers surprised me.

At what point does one turn from prudent to hording?
Its somewhere north of being able to fire one round per second nonstop for the rest of your life.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:35 PM   #18
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Thats 252,288,000 on an average 80 year life so considering how much ammo the gubment has bought and how old the potus is that should supply him with a shot every 2.7 seconds.... coincidence?
Idk but im goin to make a tin foil hat
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I don't hoard ammo but I do have a fairly large stockpile that I have built over the years and I am very happy that I did so. Based on the average number of rounds fired on my trips to the range over the past fews years I am good for at least three or four years. I also saved a ton of money by doing so.....
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:44 PM   #20
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I don't call it hording, I just buy a large amount of ammo when it is cheap.
That makes it easier when there is a panic or run on ammo like we have seen lately.
For us that have stocked up we can just sit back & watch the panic, I have even told others about ammo deals that I have found without buying any myself.
The only thing that is hard for us stockpiling types is to have start buying again before the price has dropped back to where we last bought.
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